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Louisiana: State Summary

SNAPS data is derived from the 2000 U.S. Census and several 2003 CDC databases. For more information, see the Credits page.

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Population:

  • Total Population: 4,468,976
  • Males: 2,159,852
  • Females: 2,309,124

Top 7 Languages spoken at home: (> 5000)

  1. English only (3,771,000)
  2. French (179,740)
  3. Spanish (105,190)
  4. Vietnamese (22,950)
  5. Cajun (14,185)
  6. German (7,994)
  7. Arabic (5,135)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Catholic Church (1,382,603)
  2. Southern Baptist Convention (768,587)
  3. United Methodist Church, The (160,153)
  4. Assemblies of God (49,041)
  5. Episcopal Church (33,653)

Disabilities:

  • Total Reported: 1,615,523
  • Sensory: 179,485
  • Physical: 396,140
  • Mental: 238,855
  • Self-care: 132,673
  • Go outside home: 310,808
  • Employment: 362,213

Grandparents as caregivers

Grandparents as caregivers: 67,058

Heating fuel:

  • Total Reported: 1,656,053
  • Utility gas: 776,540
  • Bottled or LP gas: 81,681
  • Electricity: 774,936
  • Fuel oil, kerosene: 2,492
  • Coal or Coke: 89
  • Wood: 12,647
  • Solar Energy: 306
  • Other fuel: 1,868
  • No fuel used: 5,494

Vehicles available:

  • Total Reported: 2,796,029
  • No vehicle: 269,284
  • 1 or more vehicle: 2,526,745

Education Attainment:

  • No School: 41,985
  • No High School: 215,725
  • Some High School: 441,342
  • High School: 899,354
  • Some College: 561,486
  • Associate's Degree: 95,798
  • College Degree: 339,711
  • Master's Degree: 115,396
  • Professional Degree: 45,893
  • Doctoral Degree: 18,778

Household Phones:

  • Households Reporting: 1,656,053
  • Owners with phone: 1,099,706
  • Owners without phone: 25,289
  • Renters with phone: 486,859
  • Renters without phone: 44,199
  • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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